consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks
small symbol displayed on the screen that moves as a user moves the mouse
an on-screen work area that has a graphical user interface in the windows vista operating system
small image displayed on the screen that represents a program, a document, or some other object
a named collection of stored data, instructions, or information
When you click Paint in the Accessories list, Windows Vista loads the Paint program instructions from the computer's hard disk into ____
contains a list of commands from which a user makes selections
instruction that causes a program to perform a specific action
a rectangular area of the screen that displays data and info
on the top of a window, a horizontal space that contains windows name
title bar of document window
usually displays document's file name
window that provides information, presents available options, or requests a response.
assists people in becoming more effective and efficient while performing their daily business activities
such as bold, italic, and underline in the accompanying figure, adds emphasis to a font.
such as Cambria and Calibri in the accompanying figure, is a name assigned to a specific design of characters.
such as 12-point and 28-point in the accompanying figure, indicates the size of characters in a particular font
word processing software
allows users to create and manipulate documents containing mostly text and sometimes graphics
collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other images that can be inserted into documents
word processing software which reviews the spelling of individual words, sections of a document, or the entire document
A single point is about ____ of an inch in height.
software that allows users to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations on the data
what the rows and column collectively are when using spreadsheet software
when u save a document
the computer transfers the document from memory to a storage medium.
printing a document
the computer sends a copy of the document to a medium such as paper.
intersection of a column and row in a worksheet
a number that can be used in calculations in worksheet cells
performs calculations on data in worksheet and displays resulting value in cell
> 17 billion
the # of cells most worksheets can have
what-if analysis tools
users can change certain values in a spreadsheet to reveal the effects of those changes.
entered in cell and IDs worksheet data and helps organize it
collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data.
allows users to create, access, and manage a database
request for specific data from a database.
allows users to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group
available of all slides to help organize presentation (similar to how 35mm slides look on photographers light table
note taking software
enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on a page and then save the page as part of a notebook.
application software that includes an appointment calendar, address book, notepad, and other features to help users organize personal information
collection of individual programs sold as a single package.
included in most mobile devices
2 popular software suites
microsoft office 2007 and apple iWork
project management software
allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project.
enables users to write and print checks, track checking account activity, and update and reconcile balances on demand.
helps companies record and report their financial transactions.
example of photo editing software for pros
document management software
provides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any user
example of paint/image editing software for pros
example of desktop publishing software for pros
ex of comp-aided design software
ex of web page authoring software
example of video and audio editing software for the professional
3D CAD programs
allow designers to rotate designs of 3-D objects to view them from any angle.
sophisticated type of application software that assists a professional user in creating engineering, architectural, and scientific designs.
Professional DTP software
ideal for the production of high-quality color documents such as textbooks, corporate newsletters, marketing literature, product catalogs, and annual reports.
process of arranging text and graphics in a document on a page-by-page basis.
DTP software includes a color LIBRARY
which is a standard set of colors used by designers and printers to ensure that colors will print exactly as specified
allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other graphical images with various on-screen tools such as a pen, brush, eyedropper, and paint bucket.
image editing software
provides the capabilities of paint software and also includes the ability to enhance and modify existing images and pictures
video editing software
allows users to modify a segment of a video, called a clip
audio editing software
lets users modify audio clips and produce studio-quality sound tracks
included in audio editing software and are designed for enhance audio quality
Designers and graphic artists can print finished publications on a color printer, take them to a professional printer, or post them on the Web in a format that can be viewed by those without ____ software.
multimedia authoring software
allows users to combine text, graphics, audio, video, and animation into an interactive application
webpage authoring software
helps users of all skill levels create Web pages that include graphical images, video, audio, animation, and other special effects
personal finance software
simplified accounting program that helps home users and small office/home office users balance their checkbooks, pay bills, track personal income and expenses, set up budgets, manage home inventory, track investments, and evaluate financial plans.
offers access to account balances, provides bill paying services, and allows downloading of copies of monthly transactions and statements from the Web directly to a user's computer.
assists in the preparation of legal documents and provides legal information to individuals, families, and small businesses
tax prep software
guides individuals, families, or small businesses through the process of filing federal taxes.
allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other graphical images with various on-screen tools.
image editing software
provides the capabilities of adjusting or enhancing image colors, adding special effects such as shadows and glows, and the like.
Home design/landscaping software
homeowners use this to assist with the design, remodeling, or improvement of a home, deck, or landscape.
provides valuable and thorough information for all individuals.
teaches particular skill
for personal computers includes interactive games, videos, and other programs designed to support a hobby or provide amusement and enjoyment.
needed by blog author to create/maintain a blog
provides updates and more comprehensive resources to respond to technical issues about software.
type of CBT (computer-based training) that uses Internet technology and consists of application software on the Web
delivery of education via some electronic method such as the Internet, networks, or CDs/DVDs
Distance learning (DL)
delivery of education at one location while the learning takes place at other locations.